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May 25, 2015

Russia's new 'undesirables' law draws Western ire

The European Union joined the United States on Sunday in condemning a Russian crackdown on “undesirable” nongovernmental organizations, calling it a “worrying step” that would stifle free speech. Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday evening, Russian prosecutors will be able ...

Bikers converge on Washington to honor vets, ex-POWs, MIAs

May 25, 2015

Bikers converge on Washington to honor vets, ex-POWs, MIAs

One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests after a shootout, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation’s capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Rolling Thunder, ...

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

May 25, 2015

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a “battle of all humanity” to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. The appeal came a day after Syria’s antiquities director said that Islamic State fighters ...

May 25, 2015

Civilians killed as coalition airstrikes rage on in Yemen

Fighting raged on in Yemen on Sunday, with airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hitting rebel targets in multiple cities, including the capital, while fierce street battles in the city of Taiz killed several civilians, including four members of the same family. Security officials said ...